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Workshop Aims at Connecting Tallahassee Community with Federal Resources

Workshop Aims at Connecting Tallahassee Community with Federal Resources
Posted at 5:25 PM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 18:29:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The city of Tallahassee kicked-off its free two-day grant writing workshop on Monday.

The workshop is designed to help community development agencies, businesses and individuals interested in obtaining federal resources.

Participants will learn how to develop strategies that bring resources together, leverage, and build community assets.

Organizers said the workshop is about effectively implementing programs and increasing the likelihood of successful projects.

"We're doing a number of things here, one we're trying to bring in the resources but we're also bringing the community together to understand what are the top priorities and needs for this area so that we can address them collaboratively, so we can address them overall as a group with partnerships and not just in isolation," said Alesia Scott-Ford, Jacksonville Field Office Director. "So that's one of the strengths of the community when organizations come together and put their differences aside and work for the greater good of the community. So that's what we're trying to do here." 

The workshop is being offered free of charge to anyone interested in community and economic development programs including nonprofits, for-profit businesses and individuals.